Tyler Seguin takes break from Twitter, Stars release statement on controversial tweet
|07.07.13 at 3:32 pm ET|
After sending out an insensitive tweet Saturday night, former Bruins forward Tyler Seguin tweeted Sunday that he is “shutting down” his account “for a while.”
Seguin, who was traded to the Stars Thursday, tweeted the following on Saturday:
The tweet was loosely quoting the movie “Full Metal Jacket,” but it was the second time he tweeted something homophobic in recent memory, as he said “no homo” in a tweet in which he said a song gave him goosebumps in April. He followed Saturday’s tweet by saying that his account was hacked and then decided to take a break from Twitter.
After repeated attempts by “hackers” to try to damage my reputation I have decided to shut down my twitter account for a while.
Of course, he did not actually shut down the account and it is still active, so he or his friends could still slip up for a third time. The Stars PR department will stay tuned.
The Stars released the following statement in wake of the tweet:
‘In no way, shape or form does the Dallas Stars organization condone or agree with the message that was sent out through Tyler Seguin’s Twitter feed last night. We’ve addressed the issue directly with Tyler and we’ll continue to work on educating our players regarding the importance of their conduct on all forms of social media.’